Open Houses: Woodall on Veterans Benefits, and Barrow on How To Get Online

Congress is not in session this week. While some might wonder why our elected representatives appear to spend so much time in their districts and away from Washington, spending time at home gives them the opportunity to interact with their constituents, and sometimes, offer help.

Two such events are planned in the next ten days.

On Thursday, January 23rd, Seventh District Congressman Rob Woodall will provide an opportunity for military veterans to meet in person with representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Georgia Department of Labor, and other agencies that can help them get benefits to which they are entitled, or to get questions about topics including educational benefits and medical care answered. According to Woodall,

Politics can be complicated and divisive, but serving your neighbor is not. Our military veterans and their families embody the best of these service values, and they are such a remarkable blessing to all of us. One of the greatest honors I have in serving the Seventh District in Congress is the opportunity to assist our veterans. My office works with individual veterans daily and our Veterans Assistance Open House this Thursday is an extension of that service. We’re bringing experts from all of the VA service agencies together in one place so that veterans can get face-to-face solutions.

The Veterans Open House is scheduled from 10 AM – Noon at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Small businesses can get help in using the Internet to expand their reach in a workshop co-sponsored by 12th District Representative John Barrow and Google. At the “Georgia Get Your Business Online” event, participants will be able to create their own websites. They will also receive a customized domain name, web hosting for a year, and additional training and resources. According to Congressman Barrow,

Access to an online marketplace is changing the way small businesses operate. Google is providing an invaluable resource to these entrepreneurs and opening up some of the great businesses we have here in the 12th District to a new customer base. I’m looking forward to welcoming them to our region, and hope small businesses will take part in the workshops.

Two sessions are available on Thursday, January 30th, the first from 9 AM – Noon, and the second from 1 PM – 4 PM. They will be held at the Enterprise Mill Event Center, 1450 Greene Street in Augusta. More information and pre-registration is available at


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